Rebellion Racing is an independent team from Switzerland that is competing this year in the hotly contested LMP2 category in the FIA World Endurance Championship. As an independent team they have contested the heavyweight teams of Audi, Porsche, Toyota and Peugeot in the past four years in the World Endurance Championship.

This past weekend, at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) track, Rebellion competed very well in the Petite LeMans also known locally as Lone Star LeMans.  After 6 hours of endurance race in hot weather and few crashes, Vaillante Rebellion car #13 finished 2nd, and Vaillante Rebellion car #31 finished 3rd for a double podium for the team.

In the championship standings in the LMP2 class, Vaillante Rebellion car #31 is in second with three races to go.

What was is so exciting to watch and experience with the Rebellion team is the energy of the crew, drivers, and friends bring to the car racing.  While observing rest of the teams concentrating and staying calm before the race, Team Rebellion is amping it up and walking over to other teams to wish them well.

Of course Rebellion is not just about car racing, they also manufacture bold watches.  Calim Bouhadra, Senior VP of Rebellion Timepieces S.A. as well as LEMO S.A., wore his T-1000 titanium-housed watch with 40-day power reserve getting its energy from the six chain-linked mainspring barrels.

Alexandre Pesci, President & CEO of INTERLEMO, wore his Rebellion forged carbon Regulator 2015 Only Watch.

It was a pleasure to see and speak with Rubens Barrichello, legendary Brazilian F1 driver.  He narrated an interesting story about his first "good" watch, which happened to be a Rolex Daytona.  We will dedicate an entire article about Rubens watches.

We wish all the best to Team Rebellion in the next race at the Fuji Speedway in Japan!

Photography Credit: Scott Sitkiewitz